Teachers strategize to keep English learners engaged during COVID-19 crisis

Teachers strategize to keep English learners engaged during COVID-19 crisis

Dive Brief: Kentucky teacher Cheri Mann​ is one of numerous educators nationwide using unique strategies to keep recently immigrated students engaged in learning during coronavirus shutdowns, Chalkbeat reports. Rather than sending students a surplus of emails, Mann creates a daily spreadsheet and walks through the lessons by phone, in addition to sending links to assignments by […]
States ease graduation requirements as coronavirus closures extend

States ease graduation requirements as coronavirus closures extend

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered school buildings across the nation at unprecedented speed, with nearly all states closed through April and a handful extending closures through the end of the academic year. For high schools, the rapidly changing situation has...
Swifter gov bailout vital, says English UK

Swifter gov bailout vital, says English UK

English language schools were hit hard, early into 2020, when Chinese student business dried up as the outbreak of coronavirus impacted Wuhan and China first. Then, as the pandemic took hold, “our Italian business disappeared overnight”, English UK’s interim chief...
Improving academic outcomes for emergent bilingual students

Improving academic outcomes for emergent bilingual students

In public schools throughout the US, the number of emergent bilinguals, or English language learners (ELLs), is growing at an increasing rate. By 2025, it’s predicted that they will represent 25 percent of total enrollment. Yet despite this growth, emergent bilinguals...